Kia Rio Ranks Highest Among Small Cars in 2018
Kia vehicles are known for their affordability and dependability, a combination of traits that creates an unmistakable value. Kia Motors is committed to excellence and has continued to improve offerings time after time, with positive reviews and accolades accumulating with every new model year.
The Kia Rio, an icon of Kia craftsmanship, has been stunning drivers for nearly 20 years. Introduced around the turn of the century, the Rio has undergone significant improvements and enhancements to achieve the current state: a vehicle beloved by drivers far and wide. This trait was recently showcased when the Kia Rio was recognized as the leader in the Small Car category of the J.D. Power 2018 Vehicle Dependability Study.
This study, known as the VDS, awards a score based on the number of problems experienced over the past three years by 100 vehicles. The Rio ranked highest in category this year, solidifying its ranking among top Non-Premium brands.
“The results of the J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study demonstrate Kia’s continued commitment to quality and in building world-class products that offer tremendous value to our customers.”, said Kia Motors of America head of service operations, Greg Silvestri. He went on to add, “The Rio is yet another example of how far the entire Kia model line-up has progressed, and this kind of quality is tangible evidence of our long-term strategy to enhance the Kia ownership experience.”
This progression is evident in the numbers, the Rio has moved up 12 rank positions since the 2016 VDS, demonstrating remarkable improvement of its core strengths and supplementary systems. Following these figures, its clear that Kia is charting a stellar course to success that will last for years to come.
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